Narayan Wagle comes up with Mayur Times!

Palpasa Café writer comes up with his second novel- Mayur Times. Will be released on 10 April (28 Chaitra) in Kathmandu and other parts of Nepal. Journalist Narayan Wagle is all set to launch his eagerly awaited second book Mayur Times. Written in the backdrop of Nepal’s current conflict, Mayur Times revolves around Nepal’s transitional crisis, according nepa~laya,Continue reading “Narayan Wagle comes up with Mayur Times!”

Struggling For Nepal’s True Sovereignty

India wanted to establish Nepal as a dependent state since it had ousted the British colonial regime. It did not want Nepal to have independent foreign relations. In 1975, the late King Birendra had proposed Nepal to be recognized internationally as a “zone of peace” which had received by 1990, support of 112 countries, includingContinue reading “Struggling For Nepal’s True Sovereignty”

Ex-king Gyanendra says End Of Monarchy in the Republic of Nepal is a Hypothetical Question

Suman Giri interviews ex-king Gyanendra (l). Pic via hamroblog. Nagarik newspaper has Nepali version of the interview. Also, read Republica’s coverage of the interview. Talking to Suman Giri of Avenues TV, a Kathmandu-based private network, for the first time since is ouster three years ago, in Janakpur where he went to worship Janaki, ex-king GyanendraContinue reading “Ex-king Gyanendra says End Of Monarchy in the Republic of Nepal is a Hypothetical Question”

GP Koirala: An Incomplete Democrat

By Siddhartha Thapa The demise of GPK will undoubtedly lead to a political realignment in Nepali politics. Girija Prasad Koirala was without a doubt the most influential politician in Nepal. What was truly unique about Koirala’s political strategy was his ability to fuse his belief in democracy and his Koirala legacy to further his politicalContinue reading “GP Koirala: An Incomplete Democrat”

Nepal’s Annapurna Circuit and Kathmandu in New York Times and Time

Sunrise on Poon Hill, with a view of 26,795-foot Dhaulagiri. Pic: Ethan-Todras Whitehill for NYT By Dinesh Wagle The New York Times and Time magazine are working closely, so to speak, to cover Nepal in the past couple of weeks. First came Jim Yardley, former Beijing bureau chief of the Times now posted in NewContinue reading “Nepal’s Annapurna Circuit and Kathmandu in New York Times and Time”

My Experience with Kings: Girija Prasad Koirala

Excerpted from Koirala’s address to a mass gathering organised by the Nepali Congress branch of Saptari on Dec. 27, 2002, collected in the book Simple Convictions I am telling you something about the incumbent King [Gyanendra]. I am also sharing with you the nature of the four kings that I have experienced. I have beenContinue reading “My Experience with Kings: Girija Prasad Koirala”

A death in Nepal in the age of Twitter and Facebook (RIP #GPK)

Nepal’s top leader dies. Nepalis all over the world react hysterically on the Web. This blog entry is a supplement to a news report that I wrote in today’s Kantipur titled: निधनको खवरले भरियो फेसबुक[Facebook filled with the news of the death (of GPK)] By Dinesh Wagle click here to enlarge ठूलो पारेर पढ्ने भए यहाँ क्लिकेContinue reading “A death in Nepal in the age of Twitter and Facebook (RIP #GPK)”